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Just bought a house last June. The garage was converted into a office. My goal over next year or so is to convert it into a home theatre room. Its a 20x20 and the ceiling is 8'7". There is 4 columns in the center of each wall. Two of them are load bearing walls. There is a door in-between 1/3 of the south wall. I was thinking on putting in 7 theater seats and maybe a bar but not sure. I will try to put some picks up next week sometime to show what I'm writing about thanks.
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Congrats on the house. First thing I would do is consider using the theater design services here. They should be able to handle sound proofing and acoustics as well as the look.

The first thing is to address sound proofing...since that will shrink your room to smaller than you think or hoped for.
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Yes I'm going to use quiet rock 1/2" all the way around and the room is well insulated.
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It will be double sheet rock with the quiet rock on top of already existing sheet rock.
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It will be double sheet rock with the quiet rock on top of already existing sheet rock.

Don't forget green glue in between layers. Check out The Sound Proofing company.
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Do some research on quiet rock. The manufacturer of quiet rock are idiots. Like Solyndra.

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Mscasio,

Can you point me into the right direction on sound proofing. I am buying a spec home and am having the basement finished except for the theater room. How would I go about getting advice? What info do I need to provide?

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good articles at soundproofingcompany.com
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Well I figured double sheet rock with cork in it would be fine for sound proofing with insulation as well. Well that's why I'm here asking thanks for advice. I will definitely check them out.
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Mscasio,

Can you point me into the right direction on sound proofing. I am buying a spec home and am having the basement finished except for the theater room. How would I go about getting advice? What info do I need to provide?

I would highly recommend just calling The Sound Proofing Company. Ted will get you steered in the right direction. They have already done all the research for you.
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Cork won't help you one twit.

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Thank you mscasio for the replies. I wonder if it makes a difference if I only do the ceiling? I am just worried b/c the theater is directly under the bedroom. I am not too worried about outside the theater, just above.

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IMHO, due to a number of reasons, but primarily due to flanking, you should do the entire room, or not at all. Think of it as a fish tank intended to hold water. If you have one side that is glass and 4 sides that are paper, pour water, you can guess the results. It works the exact same way with sound. Literally, think of it as a liquid. Best way to envision it.

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IMHO, due to a number of reasons, but primarily due to flanking, you should do the entire room, or not at all. Think of it as a fish tank intended to hold water. If you have one side that is glass and 4 sides that are paper, pour water, you can guess the results. It works the exact same way with sound. Literally, think of it as a liquid. Best way to envision it.

SierraMikeBravo beat me to it. You'll need to treat the entire room.
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In addition to treating the entire room you need to eliminate or address EVERY hole you cut in the drywall bunker by either moving outlets inside the theater or applying back treatments. Same for lighting and wall switches. You need to take a hard look at any ductwork that enters and leaves this space and how it communicates with the rest of the house. Then apply the appropriate sound management strategy. Add a beefy door with perimeter seals.
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Will the fact that the room is square (20x20) pose a problem? I think a rectangular room is generally recommended in order to spread out the room nodes.

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